We are launching the first phase of our App Management service. This will be available and enabled for all new and existing users of iNet Guardian as of Wednesday the 11th of September 2019.
The way it works is as follows. When you first install iNet Guardian on an iOS device it will scan the device for any installed applications and send you an email if it has located any apps that it deems as risky such as, Tiktok, SnapChat, YouTube etc. If a risky app has been located on the device then there will be a link in the email to more information on the Common Sense Media website (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/). This will allow you to make an informed decision about what to do if a risky app is on the device.
iNet Guardian will then scan the device every hour for any apps that have been installed and you will receive a further email if a risky app has been located on the device since the last scan.
You can also access a list of all the installed applications on the device by logging into your iNet Guardian account and clicking on Dashboard and then selecting App Management as per the screenshot below.
This will give you the following information –
The App name
Any site that is associated with the app
The device name that the app is installed onto (if you have more than one device with iNet Guardian on it)
The age rating of the app
The risk rating
The date it was installed
Icon for the app.
A lot of these fields are being populated as we update the feature as Apple do not have a comprehensive list that is available for us to use, this would give us the site, age rating and icon so please bear with us while we do this.
I am excited about this first phase of the App Management service and I hope it gives parents an understanding of what apps their children use and allow them to have regular conversations with their children about staying safe online and I am really looking forward to the second phase of the service. Any questions or feedback on this feature please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Using iNet Guardian can help keep your family safe. In using iNet Guardian you can help your family stay safer online by ensuring they only visit age appropriate websites, set times that the device can access the Internet and also how much time (within a 24 hour window) can be spent online. The service also blocks phishing sites, which are sites which purport to be sites that they are not i.e. fraudulent financial sites with the view to gaining access to your financial information.
Visit www.inetguardian.co.uk for more information and to sign up for a free 30 day trial.